Tocaland Plantation Winnsboro Fairfield County
— Tocaland Plantation 1986 © Library of Congress —
(Prints & Photographs Division HABS SC,20-WINBO.V,1--9)
- Location Near Rockton, south of Winnsboro, Fairfield County
Located on SC 34
- Origin of name Named for the Tokay grape which was grown on the plantation (1, p. 1)
- Other names Christopher Gadsden, Jr. House (3)
- Current status Privately owned (3)
- Circa 1854 Earliest known date of existence (1, p. 1)
- Circa 1854 House built (1, p. 1)
Major Woodward built the house for his daughter Regina Gadsden, the wife of Christopher Gadsden, Jr. The house is one-and-one-half story of frame construction. Christopher Gadsden, Jr. was a noted horticulturist and extensively landscaped Tocaland (1, p. 1) (2, XII: 49).
- 1965 John T. Johnson owned the plantation (2, XII: 49).
- Number of acres 1.2 in 1986 (1, p. 1)
- Primary crop The plantation was noted for the fruit grown there especially the rare Hungarian Tokay wine grape (2, XII: 49).
- Number of slaves ?
References & Resources
- National Register of Historic Places
Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1983
Photographs, architectural overview
- Claude Henry Neuffer, editor, Names in South Carolina, Volume I through 30 (Columbia, SC: The State Printing Company)
Order Names in South Carolina, Volumes I-XII, 1954-1965
Order Names in South Carolina, Index XIII-XVIII
- Information contributed by Cyndi Shull including:
– Library of Congress Photo File
– Library of Congress Data File - PDF